McCain: More Ground Troops to Fight ISIS

Posted January 27, 2015 at 5:05am

Military.com reports that “Sen. John McCain, the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is calling for more U.S. ground troops in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.”  

“McCain said more ground fighters are needed to defeat ISIS and that the U.S. should establish a no-fly zone.”  

“‘A strategy must include taking an unambiguous stance against Assad’s rule, establishing a no-fly zone to protect civilians and provide cover to our allies on the ground, moving quickly to provide robust support to moderate units of the Free Syrian Army, and embedding additional United States special operations forces and advisers with our partners on the ground,’ he said in a statement.”